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A look back at Hurricane Lane from space

According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, only one other category 5 hurricane in database records passed within 560 kilometers (350 miles) of Hawaii.

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Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) leaks from Kilauea Volcano have increased during the eruption

Kilauea has been erupting continuously since 1983, but in late April and early May 2018, the volcanic eruption took a dangerous new turn.

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The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) habitat on the slopes of Mauna Loa. Photo courtesy of HI-SEAS

HI-SEAS Mission VII space exploration simulation seeking crewmembers

Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa are seeking crewmembers for a NASA-funded long-duration space exploration analog study.

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Volcano Watch: NASA practices for Mars exploration on Kīlauea Volcano

Unknown to thousands of visitors in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, a simulated Mars landing mission unfolded on Kīlauea Volcano for two weeks in September 2016.

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Volcano Watch: High-flying NASA aircraft instruments simulate future satellite images over Hawaiian volcanoes

If you’re on the Island of O‘ahu and notice an unusual airplane landing and taking off from the Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base, you might be seeing NASA’s ER-2 aircraft.

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Wish you were here? A white Christmas on Hawaii’s snow-capped summits

Nearly every year, the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes are temporarily dusted with snow.

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UH astronomer and others discover Jupiter-sized planet orbiting two suns

Reminiscent of the fictional planet Tatooine in “Star Wars,” circumbinary planets orbit two stars and have two “suns” in their skies. The new planet, Kepler-1647b, is Jupiter-sized in radius.

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Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on Earth

Mauna Loa last erupted in 1984. In September 2015, volcanologists raised an alert after detecting an increase in the number of shallow earthquakes near the summit and the upper Southwest Rift Zone.

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Central Pacific Hurricane Center 11 a.m. HST Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Tropical Storm Ignacio moving away from main Hawaiian Islands, high surf warning in effect

Ignacio weakens to a tropical storm but dangerous high surf will be affecting east facing shores of the island.

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Tropical Storm Kilo, Hawaii, Tropical Storm Ignacio and Hurricane Jimena in this image taken at 11 p.m. HST Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Hurricane Jimena should not affect Hawaii other than high surf

An east swell from distant Hurricane Jimena will build surf along east facing shores through the weekend. East facing shores are currently seeing high surf from Hurricane Ignacio.

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Central Pacific Hurricane Center 11 p.m. HST Monday, August 31, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Hurricane Ignacio losing strength, high surf warning in effect

Ignacio is a category 1 hurricane and is forecast to rapidly weaken. A high surf warning is in effect along east facing shores.

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Central Pacific Hurricane Center 11 p.m. HST Sunday, August 30, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Hurricane Ignacio forecast to rapidly weaken, may become a tropical storm by Tuesday

Ignacio is a category 3 hurricane and is forecast to rapidly weaken and become a tropical storm by Tuesday. Tropical storm watch is discontinued.

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Central Pacific Hurricane Center 5 p.m. HST Saturday, August 29, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Ignacio is a category four hurricane, tropical storm watch for Hawaii Island

Ignacio is a major hurricane. A tropical storm watch has been issued for Hawaii Island and Maui County, tropical storm conditions are possible starting Sunday night (Aug 30).

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Central Pacific Hurricane Center 11 p.m. HST Friday, August 28, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Hurricane Ignacio forecast to track near Hawaii Island

Ignacio is a category one hurricane and may strength further over the next day or so followed by weakening which is expected to begin Sunday.

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